Renville County Public Health provides a broad range of services to individuals, families and communities to:
- Promote a healthy and safe community,
- Prevent illness, disease and injury, and
- Protect and enhance the health of those who live, work, learn and play in Renville County.
Renville County Public Health was first established in 1916. The department continues today with the goal of “making a difference” to the people and communities we serve.
DISEASE UPDATE: COVID-19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The BEST things that you can do is:
• Stay home if you are sick
• Practice social distancing, staying 6 feet apart from others
• Wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your face
• Cover your cough
To view Renville County's Emergency Operations Center weekly Newsletter, click here.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit:
Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
-Minnesota COVID-19 Response: https://mn.gov/covid19/
or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Minnesota Department of Health hotline to call with health questions: 1-800-657-3903.
For a list of essential resources serving Renville County residents during COVID-19, click here.
Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, including a link to all Executive Orders from Governor Walz: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/action.html
- Violations questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance on Safely Reopening MN Businesses: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/safe-reopening/
- Includes a link to the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template
- Individual sections for guidance of different businesses and events
Department of Human Services (DHS) Statewide hotline for child care providers: 1-888-234-1268
Discrimination Helpline: 1-833-454-0148 -or complete an online form here: MN Department of Human Rights
|Families & Children
Home visiting and programs for parents and children’s health, Pregnancy and birth, Parenting education. Car seats. Concerns with child development.
Details about Renville County Food Shelf.
|Home Health Care
Renville County Public Health is a Medicare-certified home health care agency which provides nurses, home health aides and therapies to keep you safe in your home.
|WIC Nutrition Program
Information regarding the Women, Infant and Children Nutritional Supplemental Food Program.
Information for your children at school. Contact information for each school.
|Senior Services & People with Disabilities
Case management, Long Term Care Consultation: MnCHOICES, Resources in the community.
|Environmental Health & Licensing
Licenses for food, special events, pools, lodging, campgrounds, manufactured home parks, tobacco. Mold, Radon, Healthy homes, Food-borne and Vector-borne illnesses.
|Local Health Data
Statistics and data on local and regional public health issues. Includes local Community Health Assessment.
|Disease Prevention & Control, Immunizations, Refugee Health
Diseases and conditions, Seasonal flu, Immunizations, Tuberculosis, Prescription drug disposal, Reporting diseases or illnesses.
|Emergency Preparedness & Public Health Emergency Reporting
Individual and family preparedness, Emergency response programs, Reporting public health emergencies.
Nutrition, Lifestyles and physical activity, Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), Drug Free Communities.
Links to information for our programs as well as from our partner resources, such as the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
What Is Public Health?